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2008-2009 Regulatory Agendas

02-395
Plumbers' Examining Board

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-395
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Licensing and Registration, Plumbers’ Examining Board

CONTACT PERSON: Cheryl Hersom, Board Administrator, 35 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, tel. 207/624-8605, email Cheryl.C.Hersom@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2008-2009 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 1: General Provisions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the guidelines relating to meetings, advisory rulings, and maintenance of records.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 2: Complaints, Investigations and Adjudicatory Hearings
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the procedure by which complaints and adjudicatory hearings will be handled by the Board.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 3: Licensing Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the requirements for licensure as a Trainee Plumber, Journeyman Plumber, and Master Plumber.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 4: Installation Standards
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by adopting standards for plumbing installations in the State of Maine.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 5: Examination Requirements
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by setting forth specific information pertaining to the examination.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 6: Reciprocity
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the procedures for qualifying for licensure by reciprocity.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.

CHAPTER 8: Conflict of Interest
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 M.R.S.A. §3403-A
PURPOSE: The Board may review and revise its rules to ensure clarity and conformity with the enabling statute by clarifying the Conflict of Interest Policy which sets the professional standards for Plumbers’ Examining Board members.
SCHEDULE FOR ADOPTION: Within one year, if necessary.
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated.